Pre-kids Kayla took on-a-whim trips all the time. Two littles later, my spontaneity has waned. But when I got an email about a ticket to the Go Blog Social writing/blogging conference in Kansas City — with just a week’s notice — I knew it was something I wanted to make happen. Because I have an awesome […]Read More be the 3 percent: a leadership lesson we all need
For the last two weeks, I’ve been starting my mornings nose-deep in Shauna Niequist’s new book Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are. It doesn’t disappoint, friends. She combines stories and scripture to create 365 devotional essays that are real while being eloquent, smart while having soul. She encourages women to slow down and savor the […]Read More savor by shauna niequist review (& giveaway!)
I’m in that stage in life where I’m attending a lot of baby showers. Many of my sweet friends are expecting through pregnancy and adoption and I’m just so thrilled for them! New life is certainly something to celebrate. One baby care brand I love giving new mamas (whether she’s celebrating her first or fifth) is Honest Co. […]Read More honest co. giveaway (perfect for new mamas + expecting moms!)
On Thursday nights, I’d shuffle two little boys into their PJs, perform more than one dramatic reading of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” and whisper goodnight prayers. Then, I’d tuck away under a blanket of my own, grabbing the remote and keeping tissues in sight. Thursdays were for “Parenthood” — the show that […]Read More Parenthood was an amazing TV series. Period.
What do we believe? Like, what do we really believe? I think I believe a lot of good things about God. But sometimes I wonder — where did these good things come from? Have I formed my view of who God is based on my circumstances? My culture? Do I hold a set of beliefs […]Read More believe
I’m not what you’d call a morning person. A typical rise-and-shine routine for me looks something like this: I fall out of bed and manage to see a few fuzzy shapes on my way down as I fumble for my Coke-bottle glasses. I stumble past the mounting pile of laundry, narrowly avoiding waking up my four-year-old, who has snuck into our […]Read More let's have coffee (and free coffee for you)
Every once in a while, we field a really silly adoption question. It goes a little something like this: Will you tell Joseph he was adopted? Our reaction is usually laughter. Because it’s a little obvious. We’ve been talking with Joseph about how he joined our family from day one. Talking about adoption in age-appropriate […]Read More favorite adoption book for kids: a mother for choco